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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 30 who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program, college, or university, who are a First Nations, Métis, or...
Until recently, scientific understanding of the history and ecology of the Pacific Northwest’s mixed-conifer forests east of the Cascade Range was minimal. As a result, forest managers have had limited ability to restore the health of publicly owned forests that show signs of acute stress caused by insects, disease, grazing, logging, and...
From the outside, the four-storey apartment building clad in brick and vinyl looks like any other new mid-rise residential structure. What sets it apart – and signals a coming trend – is hidden from view: The building is framed in wood, not concrete or steel.Here, and elsewhere in Canada, wood-frame construction is about to lose its...

Guest Columns

Most of us have wonderful memories of Christmas seasons past. Some, however, have had painful experiences around this...
Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delivered the message that biomass is part of the climate and...
As winter approaches, the groundwork is being laid for a perfect storm of unprecedented firewood shortages in the...
Although the federal Highway Bill passed in early 2012 called for the Department of Transportation to conduct a study...
Vince Lombardi is often given credit for stating, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes...

Industry News

Domtar Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $160 million capital project to convert a paper machine at the Ashdown, Arkansas mill to a high quality fluff pulp line...
Since 2006, when market prices for pine sawtimber started to soften, the amount of timber harvested has decreased. Timberland owners adjusted their harvest schedules longer rotations with more second...
The American Wood Council (AWC) and the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) are concerned about the recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the federal ozone...
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) joined 375 industry trade associations and chambers from 50 states to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S....
On October 27, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced a new Agency grant program in terms very gratifying to sustainable forestry advocates: “We must continue to find new, economically...
On November 12, over 340 associations (including FRA) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates from all 50 states endorsed a letter to the heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the...

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Forest Photos

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Western Montana’s Salish-Kootenai tribe manages its fine forest for timber revenue and wildlife habitat. The tribe’s forestry department is one of the finest in the country, as is evidenced by this thinning in a western larch stand southwest of Ronan. Indian forestry is widely admired by those who are familiar with it – in part because it does an excellent job of balancing tribal revenue needs against tribal spiritual values.